glass sealing! the ultimate in long lasting clean windows
doesn't matter whether you are a home owner or a professional window cleaner,
adding a glass sealant to window glass exterior surfaces is the last step
in creating long lasting, luxuriously clean windows!
if you want the best
for your home windows, or want to offer your customers the ultimate luxury
window cleaning service, discover how to add a glass sealant to finalize
the exterior window cleaning process.
protectants are applied to window glass after the initial window cleaning
has been finished to create a molecular barrier that repels:
> airborne pollutants
> hard water
these polymer based
sealants can also help reduce light scratches and reduce the chance of
problem stains from reappearing after glass restoration procedures. but,
there's more benefits to using a glass sealer than what's on this short
...i'm going to show
you how to:
- mix and apply 3
star barrier brand glass sealant
- make your routine
window cleaning easier and eliminate "soap bleed"
- increase your "on-site
window cleaning profits" by 50%
to mix and apply 3 star barrier brand glass sealant
o.k... usually, i
don't specifically promote one particular product in my newsletter but,
over the last 6 years i have grown to love "3 star barrier",
a glass protectant made by the j. racenstein company.
as shown in the picture
(above), one 6.4oz bottle of 3 star barrier is mixed to one gallon
of pure water to produce enough sealant to cover 10,000 square feet of
glass... of course this is based on tests performed in a controlled environment
according to the manufacturer.
once you've cleaned
the exterior surface of a "non-coated" window, (i.e.. one that
does not have a tinting or mirroring coat), 3 star barrier can
be applied with a strip washer and simply squeegeed off in the exact same
procedures your use to clean
glass professionally. this process will leave a thin protective polymer
coating on glass that will...
your routine window cleaning easier and eliminate "soap bleed"
although 3 star
barrier will protect glass and keep it cleaner for up to 6 to 12 months,
(according to the manufacturer), one of my favorite benefits is how well
it eliminates soap bleed caused from vinyl clad windows. if you've ever
cleaned exterior glass within vinyl frames then you've probably had to
combat soap bleeding back into the interior of the glass from the sides
after you've finished squeegeeing dry the glass... aarrgh!
of course, you can
try reducing the amount of soap in your water to clean this type of glass,
but you'll probably still have some bleed caused by the oils from the
vinyl reacting against the water repelling it back into the windows...
making a very noticeable stain after it dries.
about the only thing
you can do to combat soap bleed is to:
> dry the "bleed" profusely with a micro fiber towel - too time
> leave "bleed" to dry
and hope no one will notice - too risky, not good customer care!
> or, add a glass sealant and remove
soap bleed from happening again - great choice!
applying a glass sealant
will fill the "valleys", as seen in a cross-section of glass,
eliminating a path for soap bleed to travel into body of glass. this will
force gravity to let the water travel down the side of the window frames...
which is exactly where excess water should go.
adding a glass sealant
will make your routine window cleaning very easy. although the glass will,
over time, have a buildup of dirt and debris, removing it in the cleaning
process is very quick and effortless because of the sealants ability to
block the dirt from penetrating glass. and, it squeegees clean like a
dream!... i'm not kidding.
if you are a professional window cleaning
business owner, glass sealants can help you...
your "on-site window cleaning profits" by 50%
although, i have a
number of large mid-rise man-lift window
cleaning accounts that already include the sealing of their glass
in their regular cleaning...
...i have been conducting
a marketing experiment with previous customers to determine how easy it
would be to add this luxury service and increase my 'on-location' profits.
so far, i've sold 5 out of 5 customers on the added service, at a 50%
increase in their window cleaning costs!
although 5 customers
isn't a huge number, i've been focusing on selling the sealant to a particular
user group. this group of customers fit the following criteria:
- they are all residential
- their homes have
- they only order
window cleaning 'one time' per year
basically, i'm targeting
folks that aren't already over budgeted with costly - multiple visit per
year - window cleaning. and... their homes have a wonderful view to admire
...i'm asking for
a 50% increase in price for the cost of the exterior window cleaning to
add the sealant. so, if the customer is paying $200 for their exterior
window washing, they'll pay $300 for the cleaning and the sealing combined.
when you are performing
this service, it looks as though you are just cleaning the window twice.
but, in reality you'll have a second "sidekick" holster or "bucket-on-a-belt"
on your window cleaners tool belt to hold a clean strip washer that will be used exclusively to apply the
i like to give a product
demonstration to the customer to show her exactly how well the protectant
works. after cleaning the window with just soap and water, i'll flick
water back on the glass to show how the water creates an undesirable 'snake
shape run' down the glass.
next, i'll add and squeegee dry 3 star barrier glass sealant to glass. i'll flick water on this protected surface and
show the customer how the sealant "beads" the water and it rolls
off the glass. the visual results assure the customer immediately that
they've made a good choice by accepting your advise to add the sealant
and additional costs.
3 star barrier meets my company's standards of a quality seal because it's
- effective at repelling
hard water stains, dirt and debris, and will keep glass cleaner for
longer than any other method available (i.e.. pure water rinse with
a water fed pole).
- it leaves a transparent
finish without creating visible distortion like the rub-on applied sealants.
a rub-on sealant will likely repel debris longer than 3 star barrier
but, i personally can not recommend their use because of the time consuming
product application and the noticeable distortion caused by a non-squeegee
process of working the product into the glass.
- 3 star barrier is also very fast to apply, you can literally pocket that 50% bonus
and, the best part
is... the next time you return to clean windows for a customer with sealed
glass... cleaning is a breeze!
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